Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is an opportunity for you, your workplace, school, kura or community to explore the experiences, actions, relationships and surroundings that make you feel good and uplift your mental wellbeing.
When you uplift your personal wellbeing, you uplift the wellbeing of your whānau, communities and Aotearoa as a whole.
Throughout MHAW, the Mental Health Foundation will help you, your whānau and community explore wellbeing through Te Whare Tapa Whā – a model of health that helps us identify where we need extra support. It describes health as a wharenui/meeting house with four walls. These represent taha wairua/spiritual wellbeing, taha hinengaro/mental and emotional wellbeing, taha tinana/physical wellbeing and taha whānau/family and social wellbeing. Connection with the whenua/land and roots forms the foundation.
Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Foundation NZ